Do GOP Governors Really Disavow Romney?

by Stuart Shapiro

Governor Jindal and others would have you believe that the Republicans have learned a valuable lesson from the election.  But David Weigel points out that so far all they have learned is to distance yourself from the losing candidate as fast as possible.

Rick Scott isn’t so angry at Romney that he’ll stop drug-testing people who apply for welfare. Bobby Jindal isn’t so angry that he’ll reverse course and take federal Medicaid money. The erasing of the party’s failed nominee is a grand and noble tradition, but there’s nothing that yet suggests Romney’s economic philosophy has been added to the scrap heap.

Saying you like people is great, behaving like it is better.

About Stuart Shapiro

Stuart Shapiro Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels. Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.

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